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Re: Calcotes...Another Side of the Family
Posted by: Jim Smith Date: November 12, 2001 at 17:57:40
In Reply to: Re: Calcotes...Another Side of the Family by Gloria McCallum of 273

Gloria, I've been life-long friends of White and Mulatto (Labeled Colored/Black) CALCOTEs around Brookhaven, MS (Lincoln County and Franklin County). Common knownledge is that non-White CALCOTEs were descendants of White slaveholder CALCOTEs. A White CALCOTE farmer was our next door neighbor during my childhood and teenage years. The CALCOTEs were the fairest people I knew. They were good neighbors, fair employers, trusty consultants, honest business/investment partners... A "Black" CALCOTE family owned the largest non-White owned farm about a mile away. I surmise CALCOTE slaveholders gave or sold their slave descendants large land parcels that provided economic advantages during post-slavery years.

Recent Revelation: I'm a Hercules CALCOTE descendant!

Digging for my roots,
Jim Smith


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